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  • BASTARDA "Nigunim" // CD
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    Beautiful CD release of Bastarda latest album "Nigunim" (Multikulti Project). Designed by Jarosław Pawlicki from PNEUMA Studio. Printed on dark gold decorative paper!
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Emes 08:47
Mame 05:54
Leyaakov 06:37
Achar 02:54
Kulom 07:07
Omar 05:43
Amaver 07:26
Modzitzer 04:36
Ledovid 09:39


Bastarda takes us on another musical journey, this time delving into Hasidic Nigunim. These mystical Jewish songs, almost always sung without lyrics, originated in the Hasidic revival movement of the 18th century and often drew from local music patterns and traditions. Ecstatic dancing and singing of nigunim was a way for the Hasidim to enter “the chamber of God”. Drawing mainly from the legacy of the Modzitz dynasty, as well as from the collection of Hasidic songs discovered by the musicologist Moshe Bieregowski, Bastarda brings out the beauty of Jewish melodies, filtering them through its unique and mature artistic language. The non-verbal nature of the Hasidic songs allows for free improvisation and a more personal form of expression, while their internal narrative force is just as inspiring. Without the use of words, they tell stories of joy and sorrow, of life lived in its full sensual spectrum, therefore embodying the essence of Hasidism, which always fluctuated between waiting for the end of the world and a joyful, almost ecstatic affirmation of life. The mystical Hasidic compositions create a space in which the musicians move with ease, elegance, understanding and tenderness, creating cutting-edge, outstanding work of great power and beauty.


released February 29, 2020

Paweł Szamburski - clarinet
Tomasz Pokrzywiński - cello
Michał Górczyński - contrabass clarinet

Special guest on „Ledovid” - Choir "Grochów" conducted by Maja Kłoskowska.
Recorded live at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio by Ewa Guziołek.
Concert was part of the festival „Muzyka Wiary Muzyka Pokoju”.
Mixed and mastered by Michał Kupicz.
Graphic design and layout by Jarosław Pawlicki.
Published by Multikulti Project
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szamburski Warsaw, Poland

Paweł Szamburski (b. 1980) clarinettist and composer with close ties to the Lado ABC music scene. He studied ethnography and musicology at the Warsaw University. Recently Szamburski create such bands as BASTARDA and SzaZa.
He performs solo, composes music for film, theatre, silent movies and radio plays.



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